Music selection for today is the folk song, "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay"
After yesterday a friend suggested Thomas Eakins and upon reflection, he seems a perfect counterpoint. The Met refers to Eakins as "America's greatest, most uncompromising realist . . . ." (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/eapa/hd_eapa.htm accessed on February 17, 2015)
Wikipedia entry for Thomas Eakins
And to compare the painting against the subject . . .